How to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent

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Recommended option

Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Burton-on-Trent

$35 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Burton upon Trent, Bargates 29 / ...

$2 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Burton upon Trent 29.1 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Burton upon Trent 29.1 miles

$6 - $9

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Burton upon Trent, England?

You can take a train from Leicester to Burton upon Trent via Derby in around 53 min. Alternatively, Arriva Midlands operates a bus from Leicester to Burton upon Trent hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Bus operators
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Burton upon Trent, Bargates
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Leicester to Burton upon Trent
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Website
abc-taxis-leicester.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leicester and Burton upon Trent is 39 km. The road distance is 47 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent is to bus which costs £2 - £8 and takes 2 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent is to taxi which takes 40 min and costs £100 - £130.

No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Burton upon Trent. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Burton-on-Trent via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St Margaret's Bus Station and arriving at Burton upon Trent, Bargates. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 53 min to get from Leicester to Burton upon Trent, including transfers.